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Entry from November 20, 2008
MFFL (Mavericks Fan For Life)

"MFFL” stands for “Mavericks Fan For Life” (or “Mavs Fan For Life"). Mark Cuban bought the Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team in January 2000. By January 2001, Cuban had a T-shirt with “MFFL” and he even put “MFFL” vanity license plates on black Lexus.


Wikipedia: Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are the professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas.

Founded in 1980, the Dallas Mavericks have won two division titles and one conference championship. According to Forbes Magazine, the Mavericks are the third most valuable basketball franchise in the United States, valued at approximately $463 million, surpassed only by the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Wikipedia: Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh) is an American billionaire entrepreneur. He is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, an NBA basketball team, and Chairman of HDNet, an HDTV cable network.

Dallas Mavericks
Ownership

On January 14, 2000, Cuban purchased a majority stake in the NBA Dallas Mavericks basketball team for $285 million from H. Ross Perot, Jr..

Urban Dictionary
1.  MFFL
Mavs Fan For Life. One who supported the Dallas Mavericks through the dreadful 90’s.
“I survived the Cherokee Parks/Lorenzo Meyer/Tony Dumas days. I’m a MFFL”
by Mavs Man Aug 4, 2007
2.  MFFL
Acronym for “Mavericks Fan For Life”. References the professional NBA basketball team the Dallas Mavericks based in Texas. Usually can find the team’s owner, Mark Cuban, wearing a shirt displaying the acronym.
I wish everyone would become a MFFL!
by JimmyJamesTX Jul 30, 2008

Google Groups: alt.sports.basketball.nba.dallas-mavs
Newsgroups: alt.sports.basketball.nba.dallas-mavs, rec.sport.basketball.pro
From: (MH)
Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 09:05:45 GMT
Local: Mon, Jan 8 2001 3:05 am
Subject: Mark Cubans Response to Re: Solutions or Curse the Darkness?

MFFL = Mavs Fan for Life !

17 January 2001, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Hip check: Cuban’s quite the rockin’ role model” by Steve Davis:
Higher still is his new signature: “MFFL”. That obviously stands for Mavs Fan For Life. He even wore a T-shirt Saturday emblazoned with MFFL for his short ...

17 January 2002, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Fans Fill Coppell, Texas, Dairy Queen to See Owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks” by Richie Witt:
After parking his black Lexus—with the vanity plates “MFFL” (Mavs Fan For Life)—in the manager’s space, Cuban conducted interviews with the network ...

ESPN.com
Yeah, get used to it: The Lakers are worthy
By Marc Stein
(...)
I really think the Mavs are the best team in the league, but if they can’t prove to the world that they can beat those teams on a regular basis, keep them out of the No. 1 spot.
John Hawkins (MFFL)
Dallas, Texas
STEIN: Harsh words from a guy who signs his e-mail, “Mavs Fan For Life.” (As an aside, why do they sell one-year memberships to join the Mavs Fan For Life club?)

USA Today
Posted 4/26/2004 12:47 AM Updated 4/30/2004 5:20 PM
Losing’s not an option for Cuban
By Jon Swartz, USA TODAY
(...)
Sure, there are the trinkets of the fabulously wealthy: a $41 million private jet bought online, a 24,000-square-foot mansion and a new SUV with license plate MFFL, short for Mavs Fan For Life, a phrase coined by Cuban.

Raptors Republic
Supporter or Fan?
By AltRaps
November 9, 2008
A long time ago, I used to sign my forum/newsgroup posts with “RFFL” which stood for Raptors Fan For Life, something I stole after seeing Mark Cuban’s license plate (MFFL). 

blog maverick (the mark cuban weblog)
MFFL and CFFL (Cuban fan for life)! You have done wonderful things for the Mavericks, the NBA, and for the internet. Good luck to you, sir!
Comment by James — November 17, 2008 @ 2:04 pm

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